Who doesn’t want a jacket or hoodie based on their favorite character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Well, you can head over to Film Jackets and get an awesome option for you. They currently have a lot of options for Black Panther if you want something before going to see the new film, or if you just want to prepare for Avengers: Infinity War. I actually really like this hoodie. I think the necklace logo looks really good on this hoodie. For the jackets, I think my favorite is the Captain America jacket. They even have Gamora’s coat from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 that reviewers are loving for their cosplay endeavors. Overall, these items look really good, but they are a bit pricey. If you’re on a budget, you may need to hold off on the nice leather jackets.
Before the MCU was really a thing, we had the X-Men movies, Spider-Man movies starring Tobey Maguire, and a couple other superhero movies but overall, they were pretty gritty. With how popular those movies were, it’s no surprise that Marvel would want to get in on the action. Who would be their first superhero to bring home the bacon though? Well, Iron Man.
I was excited to see Iron Man because he was my favorite Marvel hero since I saw his animated series back in the 1990’s. It turns out that the reason they chose Iron Man to launch the MCU was because of toys. According to the Wall Street Journal, Marvel had focus groups of kids and asked them which action figure would they prefer to play with. Iron Man was the more popular toy, and since at the time toy sales were how Marvel was going to get the big bucks, they went with that. Who would’ve thought that toys would be the deciding factor for what movies got made? Oh, wait…
I’m glad they made Iron Man, though, so I guess I owe a big thanks to those children who wanted to play with his action figure. Do any of you own an Iron Man action figure!?
We’ve been hearing quite a bit about the new reboot of the Muppet Babies TV show, so it’s about time we heard the theme song. The song itself doesn’t seem to be too different, although Renee Elise Goldsberry gives it her own little flair. Sadly, we only get to hear snippets during the featurette, but it sounds good. I think this will be a good show for the kids to watch while they’re young.
Goldsberry is probably best well-known for her Tony Award-winning role of Angelica Schuyler in the hit Broadway show Hamilton. Muppet Babies is slated to hit Disney Junior March 2018.
Last week we showed you guys the red-band trailer for the remake of Death Wish starring Bruce Willis. It looks pretty freaking crazy. We now have our first clip from the movie, courtesy of IGN, and this clip reminds me a little of Red. Maybe it’s just Willis' general character, but the calming demeanor he has in the clip just reminds me of his character from that great movie. Here’s the synopsis before you see the clip:
Death Wish is set for a March 2, 2018, release.
Fans of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt have been waiting roughly 9 months to get their hands on any news about the fourth season. Well, good news, only a few months left. The Netflix show created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock will return with the first six episodes of season four on May 30, 2018. The last half of the season will be released later this year. I’m excited to see the new dynamic between Jane Krakowski’s Jacqueline and Tituss Brugess’ Titus Andromedon as she aims to become his manager. Not to mention Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) having a new job. I’m excited for my yearly dose of Kimmy Schmidt, but a little intrigued at the season split. I wonder why they’re having to split this season up into two parts. You can catch up or rewatch all three current seasons of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix now.
Get Out is up for four different Academy Awards this year. It was a pretty big deal in the film world this past year. If you missed your chance to see it on the big screen, or at all, you may be able to fix that this President’s Day (February 19, 2018). The official Get Out Twitter has announced that select AMC Theaters will be providing a free screening of the film. If you’re interested in the event, you can head over to the event’s website for more details.
This Presidents’ Day head to participating @AMCTheatres across the country for a free screening of #GetOut to celebrate the one-year anniversary. #GetOutOneYearLater Find out more here: https://t.co/PvdzHxsaj1 pic.twitter.com/Z3dsvnQzmi— Get Out (@GetOutMovie) February 14, 2018
Back in 2013, EA announced that it scored the exclusive license to make Star Wars games. Fans were mixed, with EA’s reputation going down the drain. Since that announcement, we’ve been given two console and PC games and a mobile game. To make matters worse, the two big games were Battlefront and Battlefront II, both of which have angered fans for different reasons. The first game had no single player campaign and (in my opinion) was nothing more than Call of Duty with a Star Wars skin thrown on top which really made me peeved. The second game got caught up in a controversy over microtransactions which led to poorer sales than the first. Not to mention, fans have petitioned to have the license revoked from EA. I can only imagine how this negative press has affected the relationship between Disney (the owner of Lucasfilm) and EA. Not to mention, the closing of Visceral Studios who were reportedly working on a single-player Star Wars game before its closing. In 5 years, EA has delivered two games that have most likely caused more headaches than benefits.
This rocky road has led to some rumors coming out that Lucasfilm is looking at extending the Star Wars license to other developers, namely Activision and Ubisoft, reports Cinelinx. Of course, many of us are wondering how this could happen without breaching the contract with EA, but the reporter states:
Now, I’m all for a different developer taking charge of these games. Heck, a Star Wars game similar to Assassin’s Creed (maybe Ahsoka, Ventris, or even someone new) could be really cool. Unfortunately, I have not seen the contract between EA and Disney and so I’m taking this news with a HUGE grain of salt for now, since I don’t know how Disney could get around the contract. Maybe Disney should’ve kept LucasArts alive so they could do this themselves?
Bent is an upcoming crime thriller from Bobby Moresco and it will star Karl Urban, Sofia Vergara, and Andy Garcia. I’ll be honest, I’m not a big fan of Vergara. She’s very hit or miss for me and she misses a lot more than not. However, I do like Urban. He’s shown himself to be a pretty good actor. I first saw him in the 2009 Star Trek movie and he was one of my favorites in that film.
This movie looks pretty good from the trailer, though. The problem is that a lot of movies lately have great trailers and then can’t deliver. If you haven’t heard anything about it here’s a synopsis:
When a drug bust goes wrong, ex-cop Danny Gallagher’s (Karl Urban, Lord of the Rings) quest for justice leads him to the car-bomb murder of a government official’s wife. As Gallagher learns the woman’s secret lover was a seductive federal agent (Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”), he finds himself under fire. But from who — his own cops, a vengeful drug lord, the CIA, or someone even more ruthless? This pulse-pounding thriller also stars Grace Byers (“Empire”) and Andy Garcia (Ocean’s Eleven).
Bent comes to theaters March 9, 2018.
A few weeks ago, Idris Elba said that the world could handle a female James Bond. Rachel Weisz has a different opinion. She doesn’t necessarily think the world couldn’t handle a female James Bond, rather, she just doesn’t think there should be one according to an interview with The Telegraph. She points to the fact that James Bond has always been a man’s man and that the intention of Ian Fleming when creating the character was to have a person “who is particularly male and relates in a particular way to women.” That’s not her only argument though. She also explains that women should have their own stories:
While I certainly see where Weisz is coming from, I don’t know that I agree completely. I do agree that women should get their own stories and that women can be really interesting. I don’t know that I agree that it means we shouldn’t have a female James Bond. I think a woman could do a great job in the role after Daniel Craig does Bond 25. I know many people on the Internet disagree and that’s fine, but if it were to happen, who would you want to see be the first James Bond? Would she be Jane Bond?
We’ve all seen TV shows and movies revolving around the newsroom. Newspaper Movie is a fake trailer for a movie that Late Night with Seth Meyers created to point out all the similarities these movies have. This skit was pretty funny. My favorite part is when they talk about how there’s always a journalist meeting a source on a park bench as they conspicuously pass the information in a manila folder. As we get closer to the Academy Awards, it’s fun to see small videos that poke fun at movies that always end up getting nominated.